a person incapable of serious, connected thought.
Also, scatterbrains.

1780–90; scatter + brain

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scatterbrain (ˈskætəˌbreɪn)
a person who is incapable of serious thought or concentration

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The problem here is scatterbrain editorship, not necessarily poor authorship.
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